Corporate America wants what Corporate America wants, but it will get what it wants whomever wins.. this is not in dispute. What is in dispute, is all of the silliness that has been brought up and thrown against John McCain.. A man who could do no wrong before he started running for president... A man who is now despised and literally hated... The best example of this is Charlie Gibson interview with Sarah Palin.
The Charlie Gibson interview of Sarah Palin has been mischaracterized by many people trying to cover for Gibson’s dropping of the ball. Desperately trying to save face, it is thoroughly impossible for anyone to have seen anything other than Gibson losing control of his own interview.
Palin is much savvier than she was given credit for, and given the way things have been reported, it would appear like she will continue to be underestimated, and will continue to make the people, who try to corner her, look foolish. Gibson attempted to make her say that she was in favor of making preemptive strikes against enemies , but his original question allowed her to demand that he be very specific. That demand enabled her to hit a home run with her answer, and it was very clear that Gibson was thrown off stride. The second problem that Gibson created for himself was when he kept trying to make her change her answer, by repeating his question regarding a “what if,” involving Israel. Calmly, she repeated her answer.
Continuing to lose ground, Gibson then tried to corner her into saying that she believes that we should go to war with Russia, when, in fact, she turned his question upside down by stating that she would honor any treaty the US signed. (The Correct Answer)
The one fact that many people fail to realize was that it was obvious to everyone watching that Gibson was trying to destroy her, make her look weak, stupid, and whatever else that would make people believe she was a disaster of a pick for VP... He failed so completely, that he made her look much BETTER than she is...
The Media is being bashed, because it has done whatever it could to save face for Charlie Gibson, despite the fact that he made himself look like a fool by not understanding that what the "hockey mom” stated as answer to his questions completely obliterated his attacks.
If Democrats want to make headway against Palin, they really need to stop with the silly attacks, focus on real issues, and demonstrate real solutions to real problems. Palin, the candidate for VP has offered more in the way of discussion on issues and solutions in two weeks, than Obama, the Presidential candidate has done in 6 months.
This is only one reason why Obama will lose. In short, he thinks as a senator, which does not require him to think like an executive. He needs to start thinking like an executive, like someone who is responsible for any answer he gives, or any decision he makes. He needs to MAKE decisions and stand by them. He needs to make statements and stand by them. If he tells one crowd one thing, he needs to tell ALL CROWDS the exact same thing. That is the only way he will ever walk through the door of 1600 PA avenue as the next commander-in-chief.
The second major reason Obama will lose has to do with the fact that he is now running against Palin, as opposed to McCain... When has any other presidential Candidate run against a VP? Bill Clinton ran against George HW Bush, NOT Dan Quail... Obama has lost all focus.
Now, writing this article, I know there will be people who will be defending Obama’s policy of following whichever direction the wind blows, and this is one of the reasons why Obama will not win in November… He does not see any errors in what he is doing, and neither does his staff.